Learn to Create Awesome Ebooks From Scratch
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Learn to Create Awesome Ebooks From Scratch

Create that awesome ebook you always wanted to share with the World.
3.6 (13 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
901 students enrolled
Created by Mlenge Fanuel
Last updated 2/2017
English
Price: Free
Includes:
  • 33 mins on-demand video
  • 3 Articles
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Discover major ebook formats
  • Create technically valid ebooks
  • Create awesome readable ebooks
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Requirements
  • You should have basic computer literacy skills.
  • You should have a word processing software, Microsoft Word strongly recommended.
  • You will get other software while the course goes on.
Description

Ebook sales have long surpased those of print version. For your ebook to stand out, you must lay it out provide the reader with pleasant reading experience. In this course we take a project-oriented approach to empower you to take part of this digital revolution with full confidence.

This course is about converting your source document into an ebook. Participants will be able to make an awesome ebook. The ebook should pass test for compliance to all ebook standards. Participants will create epub ebooks that are accepted by all major ebook vendors such as Amazon Kindle, Apple iBook, Barnes & Noble.

The course is structured in a way participant will use a provided document as source document for which to make an ebook. Participants can also use their own documents.

Lecture notes, presentations and videos are included. The course is expected anything from a day to a week, depending on number of hours the participant puts into the course.

After a brief introduction of the course instructor, short notes are provided about ebooks. The bread and butter of the course is a practicum of make an ebook from a source document.

This course is targeted to anyone who wants to participate in the digital economy by creating their own ebooks. Very basic knowledge of computers is assumed for this course.

Target audience may find this course if they search for the following keywords: ebook, e-book, kindle, amazon, ibook, smashwords, epub, mobi, calibre, sigil, kindle previewer, and adobe digital editions.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is meant for beginners and intermediates in ebook creation who want to create their ebooks for themselves or for other persons. No prior knowledge of ebooks is needed. This course is probably not for you if you are looking to learn how to create more advanced and complex ebooks.
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Curriculum For This Course
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WELCOME TO THE COURSE
2 Lectures 02:56

The course facilitator introduces himself and welcomes you to the course.

Welcome
01:48

Overview of the course
01:08

A quick overview about this course.

Quick Overview
3 questions
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WHAT IS AN EBOOK?
1 Lecture 00:10
Discover, at its heart, what an ebook really is
00:10

Quiz about what an ebook is made of.

What is an ebook?
1 question
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CREATE AN AWESOME EBOOK
7 Lectures 31:27
Acquire requisite tools to create ebooks
00:10

After this lecture, students will be able to prepare a source document.


You can get the book 'How to Speak and Write Correctly' from this URL: http://www.authorama.com/book/how-to-speak-and-write-correctly.html as shown in the presentation.


Or you can use the attached word document in the resources of this lecture.

Prepare Source Documents
01:31

This lecture is the heart of this course. Here is where we make the ebook. Let the fun begin!

Make, troubleshoot and distribute your ebook
07:19

Add some finishing touches to the ebook. You can add a cover (sample of which is available in this lecture). You can also add semantics by using Sigil software you downloaded earlier.

Polishing
05:12

More About Distribution
02:56

More Tools
09:19

Did you make an ebook?

Did you make an ebook?
1 question

This video is added for technical reasons. You can ignore it.

Please ignore this video
05:00
About the Instructor
Mlenge Fanuel
3.6 Average rating
13 Reviews
901 Students
1 Course
Ebook Author and Expert

Dr. Mgendi has a long experience in writing and publishing ebooks, and have self-published ebooks through Amazon, some of which can be seen at his Amazon Author Profile (ASIN of B002KGRRK8/).

Moreover, Dr. Mgendi has over the years created ebooks for hundreds of satisfied customers at Fiverr website platform, where he achieved level II seller status. The methodology of creating ebooks presented in this course is a result of years of practice in a competetive market.